Sunday, February 26, 2012

Preparing for a princess...

While we are still not sure when we will get "the call", (you know the one telling us exactly who and how old our little girl is) we are at #2 so I think that means it is time to start prettying up a room for our sweet girl! Here is a look at my favorite inspiring pictures so far!

I love all things ruffles and I think these curtains with some cute ribbon ties like the ones in the second picture would be too cute!
I also brought home a beautiful elephant painting from Uganda for her room so I would love to add a few more here and there!
I LOVE the room with all of the fun signs on the wall and all the bright colors'. I would love to have lots of hot pink, light pink, and that bright blue in her room! There is already a queen size bed in there that will need to stay for when we have visitors...I would love an old door headboard in that bright blue color!
Oh the possibilities!!!

No other words necessary...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Movin' on up!!!

That is right...we received word today that we are now #2 on the wait list for our precious daughter!  We are still not sure what that means as far as a timeline but we are excited!  We are excited that there has been progress but even more so that God is setting the lonely in families.  There are currently several families with our agency waiting for court dates to officially become the parents of their children.  Please continue to pray for God's favor and that these precious children will get to come home soon!
Celebrating in the Lorick house tonight!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Book Review: Out of the Spin Cycle

I recently finished Out of the Spin Cycle- Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load, and all I can say is, if you are a mom to young children this book is a MUST!!

The book is written by my new favorite author, Jen Hatmaker, and is composed of 40 devotions for moms. Jen is hilarious and refreshingly real. This book is not your typical sappy devotion book. It is filled with very real stories about very real issues that we mamas face. While I love Jen's sense of humor and found myself laughing at some point during each devotion, I also love that she is not afraid to go beyond the surface and really encourage you to go deeper in your relationship with the Lord. The pages of this book are tattered and marked up like crazy after my first time through...I am sure this is a book I will be going back to again and again! With titles like..."I'm Perfect and My Kids Never Fight" or "My Kids Are Headed to Therapy" how can you resist!
I was actually introduced to the book by my little sister! She read me just the Prologue and I knew I had to have the book!
Jen Hatmaker writes a great blog and has several other books as well. You can find out more at

Monday, February 6, 2012


One step closer to our little girl!